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Keep your Kitchen Appliances Hidden but Handy

Posted on June 13, 2019

Disguising your appliances is a simple yet significant way to instantly make your kitchen feel more organized and elegant. Many appliances can be somewhat of an eyesore and take away from an otherwise beautiful design. As open concept kitchens are becoming the norm, camouflaging your stainless appliances will help make the space more cozy and… more

The Beverage Hub

Posted on June 10, 2019

No need for a make-shift bar when hosting guests, this entertainment center has it all. It’s dressed to impress for every occasion. The sparkly accents give it that ‘something special’ on the outside but underneath it’s a well-planned hub of accessories that will keep you organized and entertaining for years to come. “I designed this… more

The Powder Room

Posted on May 15, 2019

The perfect place to go big. The modern display of asymmetry in this powder room represents the ideal opportunity to show off your design style. Using a neutral palette and framing it with darker wood trim and black fixtures anchors the space.  Since powder rooms are the most frequently used by guests, why not showcase… more

Six-Sided Gem

Posted on May 9, 2019

There are so many reasons to love hexagon tiles. The simple geometric shape is gorgeous and versatile and elevates your design, no matter what room you find them. Despite their delicate appearance they are very durable and hard-wearing. “It’s a shape that people are paying attention to again, taking the place of the octagon and… more

Town & Country Kitchen

Posted on May 2, 2019

Everyone loves a white kitchen, and this is the kitchen to please a crowd. Clean lines and straightforward design make it perpetually on-trend and a workable, user friendly kitchen. Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider designed this timeless beauty using her signature inviting style. “I wanted the space to be comfortable whether you were cooking, entertaining or… more

Opposites Attract

Posted on April 16, 2019

With warm tones, exceptional details, and an emphasis on natural materials, this modern kitchen challenges the misconception that contemporary design is stark or cold. A modern aesthetic is about texture, lines, asymmetry and the marriage of opposites and Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider designed this kitchen to showcase it perfectly. The play of light and dark,… more

Sorting Through Countertop Choices

Posted on January 25, 2019

The countertop is an essential part of the kitchen; it’s where all the action takes place and sets the tone and feel of the space. There is almost an endless selection of materials, styles and finishes to choose from, so Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider weighed in on a few of her favorites. “People are always… more

Bring Out Your Inner Betty Crocker

Posted on November 30, 2018

The Holidays bring out the baker in us. As December marches on, holiday baking ramps up and we spend a lot of time in our kitchen. Whether you are baking traditional recipes passed down from generations or baking in mass quantities for a cookie exchange, a well equipped kitchen is key. Below are some great… more

How to Up Your Bathroom Storage Game

Posted on December 6, 2017

Bathrooms are famous for collecting clutter. But to be fair, it’s not really your fault and it’s not because you’re a messy person. Most bathroom storage consists of a large open space under the sink, which doesn’t work very well for storing small, and often oddly shaped items like perfume bottles, hair dryers and medicines…. more

Arlington Heights Kitchen Expansion

Posted on November 1, 2017

Formal dining rooms are not for everyone. In the case of this Arlington Heights renovation, the homeowners opted to gain extra square footage in their kitchen by expanding into their dining room. However, removing the dining room didn’t mean that they had to give up extra seating when entertaining. Here’s now Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider… more